Monday, June 23, 2008

How to kick the oil habit

As prices rise, the race for new energy sources--from wind farms to liquid coal--heats up. Get ready for the withdrawal symptoms.

"If anyone harbored any doubts that hybrid cars are hot, last week the 2005 Tokyo Motor Show put them to rest. Carmakers practically ran over one another promoting their versions in attempts to catch up with Honda and Toyota, the technology's pioneers. Companies such as Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Mazda, Mitsubishi, GM, Volkswagen and Porsche showed new models or talked about plans to sell them by the end of the decade at the latest." Oct 23, 2005

Michael Klare on Entering the Age of Resource Wars

(The Party's Over)

Michael Klare on Entering the Age of Resource Wars: The Twilight Era of Petroleum August 4, 2005

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Frontline: Young & Restless in China

FRONTLINE presents Young & Restless in China
Originally Broadcast Tuesday, June 17, 2008, from 9 to 11 P.M. ET on PBS

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“This generation will be running China in a few years. They are the next international politicians and business leaders, and their choices will affect us all,” says FRONTLINE producer Sue Williams about the new generation shaping China’s future.

In Young & Restless in China FRONTLINE presents intimate portraits of nine young Chinese over the course of four years, examining the reality of their lives as they navigate their way through a country that is changing daily. They are westernized, savvy about today’s interconnected world, ambitious – and often torn between their culture and their aspirations. Set to an original soundtrack of Chinese rock and hip-hop music, this provocative film presents an in-depth look at what it means to be young and Chinese today.